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Windows 7: install win xp pro NTLDR MISSING


06 Jan 2013   #1

windows 7
 
 
install win xp pro NTLDR MISSING

help required installing windows xp pro
i try to boot from disc the error i get now is NTLDR missing i havent got clue what to do now totally stuck with my pc
the hd is totally formated as far as i can see


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06 Jan 2013   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Insert the windows XP CD and restart, press any key to boot from it.Do not press a function key if asked to do so during this process. Those options are only necessary when installing Windows XP or reinstalling Windows XP and only then in certain circumstances. When the Windows XP Professional/Home Setup screen appears, press R to enter Recovery Console.If it asks you for which installation you want to access press 1 and enter.Type the administrator password, if you do not have one press enter.The Recovery Console is now fully loaded and the cursor should be sitting at the prompt, ready for a command.Now execute the 2 commands below separately, to do that you just have to type them one by one and hit enter.
copy d:\i386\ntldr c:\
copy d:\i386\ntdetect.com c:\
If it asks you to overwrite these files, say Y and hit enter.Now take off the windows XP CD, type exit and press enter.If NTDLR is the only problem, then windows XP should start normally.If it doesn't, please update this.
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06 Jan 2013   #3
Microsoft MVP

 

He is installing XP, not repairing it.

The error means you're not booting the CD but trying to run it from your extant OS: How to Boot A Computer from CD or DVD - YouTube

Delete all partitions, create new as you wish, full format NTFS to install XP to first partition.

Put your network adapter in your backup during install so you can install it to get online quickly to do all of your Important and Optional Windows Updates first. Only then import any Drivers missing in Device Manager from the PC's Support Downloads webpage.
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06 Jan 2013   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Oh I didn't notice it.Thanks for correcting me.
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06 Jan 2013   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

But why is NTDLR missing if the drive is FULLY formatted?
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06 Jan 2013   #6

windows 7
 
 

think i am getting there thx to you greg sorry i dont follow thing that well my brain dont take in things that well
but seems to be installing now
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06 Jan 2013   #7
Microsoft MVP

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Emoclaw View Post
But why is NTDLR missing if the drive is FULLY formatted?
It was not formatted yet, but had a mangled XP install trying to boot instead of the installer.
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06 Jan 2013   #8

windows 7
 
 

not sure what i did wrong but managed to format my hd fully then i booted from cd then it started to install ok now xp is up and running now
thx for every ones advice
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17 Jan 2013   #9

windows 7
 
 

problem solved as usual not reading things right but got sorted in the end thx all for your help
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